News archive - Event Announcement: S3 Peer Review Workshop on Regional Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation - Transnational cooperation in R&I

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is currently preparing together with Vojvodina Regional Government in Serbia a peer review workshop for regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) which will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia on 10-11 April 2014. This will be the first JRC peer-review workshop in a non-EU country. The focus of the event will be transnational cooperation. During the workshop, the following 3 European regions will be peer-reviewed: Vojvodina (RS), Weser-Ems (DE, tbc) & Northeast Romania (RO). The registration site is now open. More information can be found on the website. Please feel free to disseminate this information to your networks. Some grants for might be available.

The Smart Specialisation Platform has organised a number of successful peer review workshops since the beginning of 2012 and supported EU regions and member states in developing their Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). The methodology and more information on the individual workshops held so far is available at

S3P has also arranged a number of thematic workshops on different topics that are important to regions.
At the same time, the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) of the European Commission, with the support of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), has launched an initiative to provide scientific support to the Danube Region in the framework of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). In this framework, a seminar was organised on 26 April 2013 by JRC on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and transnational cooperation for an innovative Danube Region.
An additional cluster aiming to create a 'Danube Innovation Partnership' focusing on technology transfer was launched in October 2013. Finally, a workshop on the financial design and stable financing of trans-national flagship projects in the Danube Region is to be organised in March 2014 in Brussels.
Against this background, S3P together with the Vojvodina Regional Government organise this first peer review workshop in a non-EU country.
At the workshop, three regional innovation strategies will be discussed. One of the topics that will be covered by the workshop is transnational cooperation in research and innovation: how to best include transnational elements in the development of RIS3.
For further information and registration: 
S3 Platform, Joint Research Centre(JRC),European Commission
Regional Government of Vojvodina/Information Centre for Business Standardisation and Certification (BSC)

Should you have any questions about the event, please contact my colleague, Fatime Hegy (

Further information:
Geographical focus
  • Danube Macroregion
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 25, 2014
Modified on March 31, 2014